Sloppy white gooey rice cereal! Yum! Laney has joined us at the dinner table. Her first bite of food happened last night and she seemed to like it. She gobbled it down . . . and then, as Daddy was taking her out of her high chair, she puked it back up again. Oh well! Maybe it had something to do with Alan's look of panic when she started eating at the table just like him . . . and his following antics of distraction, including asking to eat the rice cereal himself, piling toys and tinfoil (don't ask) on her tray, and taking the spoon out of Daddy's hands. But they both survived it and so did we.
The first picture is of our visit to see Doug, Sue, and Luke Sikkink last Friday. We had some amazing steaks on the grill, Alan got to play with 2-year-old Luke, and Laney was held by everyone - lucky gal!
The second pic is our visit to Fran's on Wednesday. Fran invited all the mommies and kids from her day care to come for snacks and fun. Laney and Alan will be going to Fran's in the afternoons starting in September when I go Back to work part time.
Well, I would like to tell you more, but the phone is ringing, I can hear that Alan has woken up from his nap, and Laney is only happy in my lap, so I am typing this one-handed. Thanks for checking in on Delaney's Days!
Delaney Alice. My long-awaited little girl. I think I could write about her for hours . . . however, she is also Baby #2, which means her website wasn’t even put up until she was 5 and ½ months old. When did I used to have time to ponder and write? Somehow with 2-year-old Alan running around, I don’t seem to have as much time to think. Or write. But finally, here I am!
She has done so much already! Her newest accomplishment is to focus in on a toy, purse her little lips, and then reach out and grab it. It then gets passed from hand to hand until she drops it . . . or more likely Alan runs by and whisks it out of her hand, throwing it behind himself without a care in the world as to where it lands. Last week this delighted her. This week she must have realized that the toy doesn’t come back, because now she cries.
On Sunday, May 11, (Mother’s Day) we dedicated Delaney to the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you so much to everyone who was there! We are so imperfect – can we really keep those promises and show Delaney an example of God’s love in our home? I treasure her so much, and I do pray that she will see and feel the love of Christ in us.
Some other highlights recently have been Delaney’s first vacation (to Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria), her first time in a swimming pool, a visit to FDR where Daddy works, and a visit to Maple Lake Elementary. She also received a visit today from Mr. Nolan Smith, a cute baby boy only 4 days older than her. They had a great time laying on their tummies and staring at each other. I will try to post some pictures of these things at a later date!